...2600 provides an important forum for hackers to discuss the most pressing issues of the day—whether it be surveillance, Internet freedom, or the security of the nation’s nuclear weapons—while sharing new code in languages like Python and C.*
“Hackers are the ones who reveal the inconvenient truths, point out security holes, and offer solutions,” [one recent article] concludes. “And this is why hackers are the enemy in a world where surveillance and the status quo are the keys to power.”
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Read the full newyorker.com article here.
(original post, 2014-10-30: techpopuli.net)